BODY-in-the-boot killer Tania Herman released on Valentines day


Remember this shocking case, Joe Korp and his lover plotted to kill Joe’s wife Maria? Tania hid in waiting in the family garage and pounced on Maria strangled her, thinking she was dead .

Then popped her in the boot and dumped the car. It was found days later, poor Maria still barely alive. They turned life support OFF after about 6 months.She served 9 measly years, in  min security the later part. Although early on was quite the enforcer, I hear once putting big fat Judy Moran back in her place.

The coward Joe Korp, hanged himself in the family garage the day of her funeral. The gutless man wanted us to think it was from a heavy heart. Bullshit.

Herman takes a walk on the outside

HAND-in-hand with her girlfriend, body-in-the-boot attacker Tania Herman enjoyed her first full day of freedom.

Looking fit — and sporting a makeover — the woman who choked Maria Korp went largely unrecognised as she strolled the streets of Yarraville, in Melbourne’s inner west on Saturday.

Herman was released from Tarrengower Women’s Prison early on Valentine’s Day, just months after her lover Nicole Muscat walked free from the same jail.

The pair met as inmates in the low-security jail, in Maldon, in Victoria’s Goldfields region.

And although they failed in their bid to marry behind bars last May — Corrections Victoria refused their application for a civil ceremony — they have maintained their relationship.

Herman served nine years of a 12-year sentence for the attempted murder of Mrs Korp, a Melbourne mother of two, in 2005.

LOVE BLIND FOR BODY-IN-BOOT STRANGLER

Mrs Korp was found in a car boot near the Shrine of Remembrance, four days after being strangled by her husband Joe Korp’s mistress, Herman.

Mrs Korp never recovered, dying in The Alfred hospital almost six months later after being taken off life support.

And Mr Korp — also charged with the attempted murder of his wife — killed himself on the day of her funeral, while awaiting his trial.

Herman’s new partner, convicted fraudster Muscat, was jailed for two years for stealing $118,000 from a ­pokies venue she managed.

The couple was driven to a house in Yarraville by another woman on Friday, after Herman’s 8.20am release.

A blonde when she first gained national notoriety a decade ago, Herman emerged from prison as a long-haired brunette.

Wearing sunglasses and a casual long-sleeve red and white T-shirt and jeans, she blended into inner-suburban life.

It is not known whether they plan to go ahead with their marriage.

Nicole Muscat stole almost $120,000 from Torquay Golf Club

 A WOMAN who systematically stole almost $120,000 from the Victorian golf club she worked for has been jailed for at least two years.

Nicole Muscat worked as the operations manager of the Torquay Golf Club in 2007 when she stole $118,000 from the gaming machine venue.

Muscat, 31, created false accounting records to conceal her crimes.

She stole most of the cash in $5000 increments from the gaming machines, the Victorian County Court heard today, although she once stole $15,000 in one hit.

Judge Geoffrey Chettle said Muscat continued to steal funds even when auditors were called in.

“Your offending was sophisticated, planned and repetitive,” Judge Chettle said.

“You abused your position, doctored the books and regularly stole Torquay Golf Club funds.”

Judge Chettle sentenced Muscat to three years and nine months’ jail and ordered she serve two years before being eligible for parole. Did she have to pay the money back? 2 years is stuff all?

Muscat, of Anglesea, was found guilty at trial of 23 counts of theft and 17 false-accounting charges

Tania Herman released from prison, picked up by lesbian lover Nicky Muscat on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014

BODY-in-the-boot killer Tania Herman has arrived at her lesbian lover’s home after being released from prison on Valentine’s Day.

Herman, wearing jeans and a red shirt, declined to talk to media outside the Yarraville property.

This morning she was released from jail and drove away in a silver Toyota 4WD with her lover Nicky Muscat.

Herman spent most of her time in the Dame Phyllis Frost maximum-security prison but was released from Tarrengower — a minimum-security jail.

Herman emerged from the women’s minimum-security prison near Bendigo at 8.20am today, nine years and four days after she was jailed for the attempted murder of Maria Korp.

Mrs Korp was found in the boot of her car in Melbourne barely alive four days after she was throttled in her Mickleham home in February, 2005.

She died in hospital five months later.

Mrs Korp’s husband, Joe Korp, was also charged with attempted murder for colluding with Herman, his mistress, to kill his wife.

Joe Korp with Tania Herman.

Joe Korp with Tania Herman.

Mr Korp killed himself on the day of his wife’s funeral.

Herman confessed to the crime, stating she had been motivated by her love for Mr Korp, who had requested she “get rid” of his wife so they could be together.

Wearing a cap and red shirt, Herman shielded her face from waiting media with her arm as she was driven out of the prison.

She sat in the front passenger seat of a 4WD, believed to be driven by her lesbian lover Nicky Muscat, also wearing a cap and sunglasses.

About 20 minutes earlier, the boom gates of Tarrengower Prison had gone up.

Two minutes later, the light grey 4WD sped into the prison driveway almost on two wheels, heeding none of the entrance warnings asking drivers to slow down.

Muscat, a convicted fraudster, was released from jail last year.

Herman was sentenced to 12 years jail in 2005 with a non-parole period of nine years.

Tania Herman, the woman found guilty of attempting to murder Maria Korp by strangling her and stuffing her into a car boot in 2005, has walked free from prison.

Herman, who became eligible for parole on Friday, received a minimum nine-year jail term for attempting to kill Ms Korp.

The 50-year-old mother of two died after Herman strangled her with a strap and left her in the boot of her car on February 9, 2005.

Ms Korp was discovered in the car boot four days later, near the Shrine of Remembrance.

She lay in a vegetative state for six months before dying from her brain injuries.

The case became known as the “mum-in-the-boot” case.

Maria’s husband, Joe Korp, was charged with attempted murder over his wife’s death, but committed suicide on the day of her funeral.

Herman and Mr Korp were lovers.

With Herman widely expected to make parole, media camped outside Tarrengower minimum-security jail in Maldon, south-west of Bendigo, from early on Friday morning.

Fairfax Media photographer Daryl Pinder said that at about 8.15am, Herman was collected by a woman, believed to be her girlfriend, and the pair left the jail in a four-wheel-drive.

Herman’s application for parole went before the Adult Parole Board on January 23.

“After considering the relevant material, it was decided to release her on parole on 14 February 2014,” a spokesman for the board said.

If Herman breaches her parole conditions, such as breaking any law or leaving Victoria without permission, she can be returned to prison.

Tarrengower is the only minimum-security female prison in Victoria, with capacity for 72 prisoners.

The story of Ms Korp’s death was told in a TV movie in 2010.

 Tania Herman shares cell with Herman Rockefeller’s killer Bernadette Denny

February 22, 2012

MUM in the boot murder accomplice Tania Herman has revealed she is sharing a cell with millionaire businessman Herman Rockefeller’s killer, Bernadette Denny.

And, in her first interview since her sentence over the death of Maria Korp, Herman has defended Denny as a good woman.

The notorious duo are serving their respective sentences at Victoria’s Dame Phyllis Frost Centre.

Ms Herman is serving at least nine years for the attempted murder of Mrs Korp, the wife of Herman’s lover Joe, in 2005.

She has spoken of her regret over her “brainwashing” by Mr Korp.

“I am still amazed myself and think how the hell could I ever have gotten in so deep?” Ms Herman says in an interview to be published in the Australian Women’s Weekly today.

“My biggest regret is taking a mother away from her children because I would hate that to happen to me.”

Herman said she knew what she was doing was wrong when she waited in the Korps’ garage for Mrs Korp.

She choked and dumped the mother of two, barely alive, in a car boot. Mrs Korp died almost six months later, after life support was removed.

“As soon as I saw the blood, something snapped. I panicked. I put her in the boot of her car and just drove,” Herman said.

“As I was driving, I couldn’t stop crying. I kept thinking, ‘This is wrong, this is wrong’.”

In the interview, which appears in full in the book Partners and Crime, Herman gives an insight into life behind bars, revealing she is studying for a degree in fine arts.

She also speaks of her interest in cooking, dressing up as Santa Claus at Christmas and her friendship with Denny.

Herman claimed she was seduced by Joe Korp after meeting him through a dating website. They attended swingers’ parties and Mr Korp, facing allegations he hatched the murder plot, hanged himself on the night of his wife’s funeral.

Herman said she had had sporadic contact with her daughters while in jail.

 

 Tania Herman, the mistress of Joe Korp, who killed his wife Maria and her girlfriend go for a walk in Yarraville.

Tania Herman, the mistress of Joe Korp, who killed his wife Maria and her girlfriend go for a walk in Yarraville.

 

Vic pedophile Brett Chatterton prison term lengthened


Gee a turn up for the books, a sexual predator gets his sentence increased for once on appeal…

THE three-month jail term given to a Victorian man who sexually abused teenage boys has been lengthened to four years after a higher court found the sentence to be extraordinarily lenient.

Brett Chatterton, 37, in November was sentenced to three months in jail for visiting internet chat rooms to set up meetings with teenagers, where he paid them for sex acts throughout 2012.

He pleaded guilty to using a carriage service to send indecent communications to a child, five counts of sexual penetration of a child under 16, using a carriage service to procure a child aged under 16, and possessing child porn.

He was also ordered to serve 11 months of a previous sentence for possessing and transmitting child pornography.

In sentencing Chatterton, Victorian County Court Judge Liz Gaynor was critical of the period he had to wait before undergoing a treatment program for sex offenders.

But the Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld an appeal from the Director of Public Prosecutions, who argued Chatterton’s sentence was well short of the length required.

Justices Simon Whelan, Phillip Priest and Mark Weinberg said Chatterton had been treated with “extraordinarily leniency” because of a failure by Corrections Victoria to put him on the program.

“It is difficult to see how sentences as low as three months for any of these offences can be justified,” the judges said.

“Dissatisfaction with the past failure of the corrections authorities to provide suitable treatment cannot come close to justifying the imposition of sentences that are themselves manifestly inadequate.”

Chatterton, of Melton, was resentenced to four years’ prison, with a non-parole period of two and a half years.

Prison officers arrested on drug trafficking ring with crims at Barwon Prison


This comes as no surprise actually folks but the ramifications will be wide and far…MORE TO COME

UPDATE 11/07/12

EXCLUSIVE: KILLER bikie Christopher Wayne Hudson and one of Australia’s most feared hitmen were allegedly able to run a drug ring with corrupt guards inside Victoria’s most secure jail.

 

Three Barwon Prison officers were arrested during raids in Geelong and the northern suburbs yesterday, after an eight-month investigation. Two have since been charged with drug offences.

Sources close to the operation claim one of the guards, a 40-year-old man from Grovedale, had formed a close relationship with the two killers and had been monitored having long conversations in their cells, as well as passing notes and other items under their doors.

Authorities are also concerned about information passed between the cells and out of the prison.

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Charlie Bezzina: Risk of mixing with the dark side

Barwon Prison security faces fierce scrutiny

Hudson, a Hells Angel, is serving a minimum of 35 years in jail over the 2007 CBD shootings of father of three Brendan Keilar, who died, and Dutch backpacker Paul de Waard.

The contract killer, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is serving 32 years for the murders of Dorothy and Ramon Abbey in 1987.

Charges against him over the murders of police informers Terence and Christine Hodson were dropped.

The veteran trigger man is linked to some of Australia’s most infamous underworld figures and is suspected of multiple murders.

Last night a 40-year-old Grovedale man was charged with trafficking a drug of dependence, misconduct in public office, possessing an unregistered firearm, possessing a prohibited weapon and possessing and using a drug of dependence, while a 40-year-old Norlane man was charged with possessing and using a drug of dependence.

Both were bailed to appear in the Geelong Magistrates’ Court on 26 September.

A 31-year-old female prison officer from Norlane was interviewed and released pending further inquiries.

A 46-year-old Norlane man and an 18-year-old Delahey man, who were not Corrections Victoria staff, were released pending further inquiries.

Operation Puli, run by Victoria Police drug taskforce detectives, started in November after intelligence was passed on by Corrections Victoria.

Houses were raided in the Geelong area and at Delahey, in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, from 7am yesterday.

Cannabis and prescription medication were seized.

Victoria Police acting Deputy Commissioner Jeff Pope said the suspect behaviour was confined to Barwon Prison, the state’s highest-security prison.

“It does seem to be isolated to this core group of prison officers,” Mr Pope said.

“One or two of these guards has formed a relationship with a small group of inmates that is inappropriate.”

Acting Corrections Commissioner Jan Shuard said the guards worked across the prison and were not restricted to one particular section

An aerial shot of Barwon Prison WHERE SCREWS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AMID A drug trafficking RING INSIDE THE PRISON!

UPDATE 3.15PM 10/07/12

Those arrested were a 40-year-old Grovedale man, a 31-year-old Norlane woman, a 41-year-old Norlane man and a 46-year-old Norlane man.

Victoria Police officers swooped on several properties in the Geelong region connected to Barwon Prison from 7am, completing searches a short time ago.

Four prison officers have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by police and Corrections Victoria which has linked guards to inmates.

PRISON officers accused of running a drug trafficking ring with criminals have been arrested in a series of co-ordinated raids.

Victoria Police officers swooped on several properties in the Geelong region connected to Barwon Prison from 7am, completing searches a short time ago.

The Herald Sun understands four prison officers have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by police and Corrections Victoria which has linked guards to inmates.

Barwon Prison, near Geelong, houses the state’s worst convicted criminals, among them influential organised crime figures.

Gangland killer Evangelos Goussis, drug boss Tony Mokbel, and middle-eastern crime gang members are all housed at Barwon Prison, however no identities of inmates connected to today’s raids have been revealed.

Inappropriate relationships between staff and inmates at Corrections Victoria’s jail are considered a major security risk.

Staff at Barwon came under unprecedented levels of scrutiny following the death of  Carl Williams.

More to come …

Have criminals got it TOO good in jail?


Every now and then I get a news item or a report on the telly that really spikes my attention. Whenever a story about prisoners either whining about conditions (like a paying renter does to a landlord, who actually have legitimate complaints and pay for the right) or an expose’ on what they get and don’t get in jail comes up, I get really frustrated. 

A  list was revealed from the ACACIA UNIT at Barwon prison, a haunt for the major crims in Victoria down the road from me. The other day we had a story about Fat Tony Mokbel, cooking his own food, as he did not LIKE the prison food…I could swear my head off, but I ask others not to so I wont….grrrrr

What happened to porridge for breakfast, some sandwiches for lunch and some meat and 3 veg for dinner. Dessert a few times a week?

I will tell you why, because surely it cannot just be me who thinks “No wonder they go back for more”. For starters, yes it is a sentence and their freedom is taken away, but bloody hell, not much else is. Just consider the savings on rent, electricity, food, clothes, dental, medical, entertainment, EDUCATION and all the books, materials and computers and stuff. Sports, recreation, pool tables, gym (think of the savings on gym membership!) all the legal aid they need. Transport…I could go on.

If one were unfortunate enough to be on the streets, but NOT commit crimes, maybe they should reconsider their career. I am not joking, think about all the benefits versus the negatives. What are they, let me think, ok you are behind 4 walls, and get locked in your room at night. The cost to the taxpayer is massive, and the jail population is growing. I bet my last dollar they grow by returning crooks who just throw the towel in and say it is too tough on the outside I am going back in…I’m better off inside…Some with money, may even think…Gee maybe even rent out my place for 400 a week while im here…leave jail and not pay back one bloody cent, have a nice kitty when I get out. pay the victim nothing either…I’m a mere poor prisoner…

Driven to court and back, unlimited free calls and correspondence to lawyers etc It makes my blood boil actually. I want the view of all you guys, I’m sure (well I hope) we also get the view from the other side, those who have been in, or have partners on the inside.

I will tell you know, it will take a lot of convincing to tell me that beyond all of the above, these poor people are suffering the lack of freedom etc. Well that IS the point of it all, the committed crimes, and suffer the consequences, my point is most Aussies would have no ides how generous these consequences are! Cheers Robbo

Barwon Prison in Victoria, which contains Victoria’s worst criminals

THE state’s most dangerous criminals are enjoying cut-price junk food and luxury items in our most secure prison.

While working families are struggling to meet grocery bills, our most heinous inmates jailed at Barwon Prison, including serial killers Peter Dupas and Paul Denyer, are living on discount smoked oysters, ice cream, popcorn and cheese.

The Herald Sun has matched prices at an inner-city supermarket chain with the Barwon Prison canteen, finding prisoners are saving up to 22 per cent compared with average consumers.

Overall, 16 items of a basket of 22 were cheaper at the Barwon Prison one-stop shop. The items were taken from 267 listed products available to prisoners.

The biggest win for the crooks was for John West Temptations, a mega-saving of a dollar from a supermarket price of $2.36.

Prisoners were also able to buy Mint Slices for $2.23, well under the supermarket price of $3.10, while Tim Tams were 10c cheaper than the going rate.

Other cut-price items at Barwon canteen included a 25-cent saving on Coon cheese, a 50c cut on a Gillette Mach 3 razor and a pack of Salada crackers down 35c.

But it wasn’t all red-spot specials for the bad guys.

Delicious Chocolate Royals were 20c up on the supermarket, Lipton tea (50s) 12c higher, baked beans 26c dearer while Palmolive shampoo was a rip off at the canteen, with a marked price of $5.41, 42c higher.

A Corrections Victoria spokesman said prison shops were run by each prison and no profit was made.

He said products were purchased directly by the prison, usually at wholesale prices.

“They are allowed to a purchase a basic range of items such as telephone credit, toiletries or food products in limited quantities from the prison shop,” the spokesman said.

“Prisoners pay for these themselves at no cost to the taxpayer.”

RMIT criminal justice advocate Peter Norden said people should be questioning the cost of building and staffing more prisons for more inmates – which is estimated at $500,000 a cell – rather than the price of food.

“They can get cheaper food in the prisons because it’s an expanding population,” he said, tongue in cheek.

“They can buy in bulk.”

Pam Greenbury, the mother of murder victim Tracey, said prisoners should not be getting sweets or any other luxury item, let alone at a discount.

“I wouldn’t like our daughter’s murderer to get any luxuries,” Mrs Greenbury said.

“Luxuries at a discounted price? I’d say no.”

Matthew Johnson's Jailhouse Letters from Acacia Unit-Barwon Prison


Well here are the letters you may have heard about, leading up to the murder of Carl  Williams (The Premier) from his  killer, Matthew Johnson (The General)

He  wrote  and received a lot of mail, some from the CBD killer Hells Angels member Christopher Wayne Hudson, Joe Manella, hit man Evangelos Goussis, as well as cell-mate at the time of Williams death, Tommy Ivanovic. Who was at times at another jail! It certainly shines a light on the inner thoughts and jail house politics in the Acacia Unit at Barwon Prison.

When you scroll down click on the first letter in the series, it will expand and all the rest are in order, just use the big arrows to navigate or press ESC to leave. Cheers

Matthew Johnson Jail house Letter Collage, scroll down to see individual letters

Matthew Johnson’s Jailhouse Letters from Acacia Unit-Barwon Prison


Well here are the letters you may have heard about, leading up to the murder of Carl  Williams (The Premier) from his  killer, Matthew Johnson (The General)

He  wrote  and received a lot of mail, some from the CBD killer Hells Angels member Christopher Wayne Hudson, Joe Manella, hit man Evangelos Goussis, as well as cell-mate at the time of Williams death, Tommy Ivanovic. Who was at times at another jail! It certainly shines a light on the inner thoughts and jail house politics in the Acacia Unit at Barwon Prison.

When you scroll down click on the first letter in the series, it will expand and all the rest are in order, just use the big arrows to navigate or press ESC to leave. Cheers

Matthew Johnson Jail house Letter Collage, scroll down to see individual letters

Ombudsman "Jail Failed Carl Williams" Family wants Big Compo plus!


UPDATE 19/04/12 Family to sue Corrections for ONE MILLION for pain and suffering, His EX Roberta, Daughter and stepdaughter as well as his old man George signed legal documents today. Opens a can of worms this does, but expected. You can’t go killing high-profile prisoners in jail under maximum security protection, and it not be noticed for 25 odd minutes! Hate him or not, the jail fucked up. They want compo, as well as the money he was going to get for turning witness for the cops, don’t forget the cops also paid a 750,000 tax bill for poor old George too as part of the previous deal…Crime does pay is some ways…

My other pages on this whole thing here

http://aussiecriminals.com.au/2010/06/22/carl-williams-time-line/

http://aussiecriminals.com.au/2010/08/17/carl-williams-pictures-the-web-of-evil/

http://aussiecriminals.com.au/2010/10/19/matthew-johnson-killed-kid-over-50-drugs/

http://aussiecriminals.com.au/2010/10/19/carl-williams-death-accused-matthew-johnson-named/

http://aussiecriminals.com.au/2010/08/27/carl-williams-was-killed-almost-instantly-autopsy/

http://aussiecriminals.com.au/2010/12/09/matthew-johnson-committal-hearing-accused-of-murdering-carl-williams/

http://aussiecriminals.com.au/2011/09/09/carl-williams-murder-trial/

http://aussiecriminals.com.au/2011/09/29/matthew-johnson-found-guilty-of-murdering-carl-williams/

http://aussiecriminals.com.au/2011/12/08/matthew-johnson-gets-life-minimum-32-years/

http://aussiecriminals.com.au/carl-williams-report/

 

Ombudsman finds Corrections Victoria failed Carl Williams REPORT in PDF format  here  Carl_Williams_Apr_2012 or here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Death behind bars

‘Life will mean life’

Carl’s killer guilty of murder

Matthew Johnson talks about Carl Williams

Prison life

Accused murderer’s prison phone call

Carl’s killer sentenced

Caged mad dog waited to go wild

Baillieu orders jails probe

Signs ignored of Carl on borrowed time

The claim comes a day after a scathing Ombudsman’s report revealed prison system bungling contributed to the fatal bashing.

A writ that could be served today – the anniversary of Williams’ murder – is expected to include a claim for benefits negotiated by the slain gangland killer in return for co-operating in a major criminal investigation.

The writ will be issued in the names of Williams’ father, George, his ex-wife Roberta, daughter Dhakota and stepdaughter, Breanane.

Top barrister Dyson Hore-Lacy, SC, has been engaged along with junior counsel.

“We are ready to commence proceedings but we have been waiting for the outcome of one of the investigations,” solicitor Nicole Spicer told the Herald Sun.
She said the Ombudsman’s findings had boosted the family’s case against Corrections Victoria.

The report revealed:

RISKS to Williams were raised with Justice Department secretary Penny Armytage as far back as January 2009.

TELEPHONE calls and letters from the prisoners closest to Williams were not acted on when they should have raised concern for his safety.

BARWON Prison’s intelligence system had major deficiencies and the CCTV system monitoring Williams was inadequate.

Read “The General” Matthew Johnson’s coded prison letters

ONE intelligence officer interviewed was shocked that Williams’ murderer, Matt Johnson, was allowed to be in the same cell.

JOHNSONS mail carried a logo depicting a man holding two pistols.

Ombudsman George Brouwer said: “Mr Williams’ death raises important questions as to how it is possible that a high-profile prisoner in Victoria’s highest-security prison unit could be killed with an unsecured metal pipe from an exercise bike, and that prison staff did not find out about the incident for some 27 minutes.”

Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay said investigations into the killing were still running.

Taskforce Driver, one of five inquiries into the Williams murder, is investigating crime figures suspected of ordering the hit from outside prison.

Roberta Williams said she felt sad Dhakota would grow up without her father.

“It just saddens me that my daughter has no father and that Carl suffered the way he did, when they could’ve protected him a lot more than they did,” she told 3AW.

Carl Williams’s former lawyer, Rob Stary, said the authorities pandered to Williams because they needed his co-operation.

He said Corrections Victoria Deputy Commissioner Rod Wise had identified the danger, but nothing was done.

“They should have known the heightened sense of risk. Johnson was a leader of the POW (Prisoners of War) group. They knew all that. They are trying to deflect blame on someone else.

“They accommodated Carl and didn’t try to resist his requests,” he said.

In the Ombudsman’s report, a supervisor with the prison’s intelligence unit blamed Corrections Victoria, as well as Williams, stating that the drug lord had no “prison sense”.

He couldn’t understand how Corrections Victoria allowed Williams to be placed with a “prison thug” like Johnson.

“How they ever let it happen I will not know,” he said. “Basically … he was doomed.”

Corrections Commissioner Bob Hastings said his staff were not incompetent but there had been systemic failures that had been fixed since Williams died.

 

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Ombudsman “Jail Failed Carl Williams” Family wants Big Compo plus!


UPDATE 19/04/12 Family to sue Corrections for ONE MILLION for pain and suffering, His EX Roberta, Daughter and stepdaughter as well as his old man George signed legal documents today. Opens a can of worms this does, but expected. You can’t go killing high-profile prisoners in jail under maximum security protection, and it not be noticed for 25 odd minutes! Hate him or not, the jail fucked up. They want compo, as well as the money he was going to get for turning witness for the cops, don’t forget the cops also paid a 750,000 tax bill for poor old George too as part of the previous deal…Crime does pay is some ways…

My other pages on this whole thing here

http://aussiecriminals.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/carl-williams-time-line/

http://aussiecriminals.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/carl-williams-pictures-the-web-of-evil/

http://aussiecriminals.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/matthew-johnson-killed-kid-over-50-drugs/

http://aussiecriminals.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/carl-williams-death-accused-matthew-johnson-named/

http://aussiecriminals.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/carl-williams-was-killed-almost-instantly-autopsy/

http://aussiecriminals.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/matthew-johnson-committal-hearing-accused-of-murdering-carl-williams/

http://aussiecriminals.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/carl-williams-murder-trial/

http://aussiecriminals.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/matthew-johnson-found-guilty-of-murdering-carl-williams/

http://aussiecriminals.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/matthew-johnson-gets-life-minimum-32-years/

http://aussiecriminals.wordpress.com/carl-williams-report/

 

Ombudsman finds Corrections Victoria failed Carl Williams REPORT in PDF format  here  Carl_Williams_Apr_2012 or here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Death behind bars

‘Life will mean life’

Carl’s killer guilty of murder

Matthew Johnson talks about Carl Williams

Prison life

Accused murderer’s prison phone call

Carl’s killer sentenced

Caged mad dog waited to go wild

Baillieu orders jails probe

Signs ignored of Carl on borrowed time

The claim comes a day after a scathing Ombudsman’s report revealed prison system bungling contributed to the fatal bashing.

A writ that could be served today – the anniversary of Williams’ murder – is expected to include a claim for benefits negotiated by the slain gangland killer in return for co-operating in a major criminal investigation.

The writ will be issued in the names of Williams’ father, George, his ex-wife Roberta, daughter Dhakota and stepdaughter, Breanane.

Top barrister Dyson Hore-Lacy, SC, has been engaged along with junior counsel.

“We are ready to commence proceedings but we have been waiting for the outcome of one of the investigations,” solicitor Nicole Spicer told the Herald Sun.
She said the Ombudsman’s findings had boosted the family’s case against Corrections Victoria.

The report revealed:

RISKS to Williams were raised with Justice Department secretary Penny Armytage as far back as January 2009.

TELEPHONE calls and letters from the prisoners closest to Williams were not acted on when they should have raised concern for his safety.

BARWON Prison’s intelligence system had major deficiencies and the CCTV system monitoring Williams was inadequate.

Read “The General” Matthew Johnson’s coded prison letters

ONE intelligence officer interviewed was shocked that Williams’ murderer, Matt Johnson, was allowed to be in the same cell.

JOHNSONS mail carried a logo depicting a man holding two pistols.

Ombudsman George Brouwer said: “Mr Williams’ death raises important questions as to how it is possible that a high-profile prisoner in Victoria’s highest-security prison unit could be killed with an unsecured metal pipe from an exercise bike, and that prison staff did not find out about the incident for some 27 minutes.”

Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay said investigations into the killing were still running.

Taskforce Driver, one of five inquiries into the Williams murder, is investigating crime figures suspected of ordering the hit from outside prison.

Roberta Williams said she felt sad Dhakota would grow up without her father.

“It just saddens me that my daughter has no father and that Carl suffered the way he did, when they could’ve protected him a lot more than they did,” she told 3AW.

Carl Williams’s former lawyer, Rob Stary, said the authorities pandered to Williams because they needed his co-operation.

He said Corrections Victoria Deputy Commissioner Rod Wise had identified the danger, but nothing was done.

“They should have known the heightened sense of risk. Johnson was a leader of the POW (Prisoners of War) group. They knew all that. They are trying to deflect blame on someone else.

“They accommodated Carl and didn’t try to resist his requests,” he said.

In the Ombudsman’s report, a supervisor with the prison’s intelligence unit blamed Corrections Victoria, as well as Williams, stating that the drug lord had no “prison sense”.

He couldn’t understand how Corrections Victoria allowed Williams to be placed with a “prison thug” like Johnson.

“How they ever let it happen I will not know,” he said. “Basically … he was doomed.”

Corrections Commissioner Bob Hastings said his staff were not incompetent but there had been systemic failures that had been fixed since Williams died.

 

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